Fibroids are benign uterine growths that can cause a variety of symptoms, including painful and disruptive periods, heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and difficulty urinating. Dr. Katsnelson emphasized that women with fibroids do not have to suffer, and that there are nonsurgical treatment options available. He noted that by age 50, up to 80% of women develop fibroids.
Eugenia Buie shared her personal fibroids journey, describing how the benign tumors nearly took over her life. She endured severe pain and heavy menstrual flow for years, even requiring a blood transfusion. The condition had a negative impact on her mental health as well.
Buie has since become an ambassador for the Fibroid Fighter Foundation, where she empowers other women with valuable information about fibroid treatment. She emphasizes the importance of fighting fibroids with knowledge, conversation, and support.
The Fibroid Fighters Foundation and USA Fibroid Centers host an annual event in Manhattan to raise funds for fibroid awareness and related initiatives. The event aims to shed light on the condition, support research and treatment efforts, and offer hope to women suffering from fibroids.